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6. Treatment Can Work, but It Takes Time
Prescribed medication for bipolar disorder is highly effective, but it may take a bit of trial and error to arrive at the best medication or combination of medications. Since bipolar disorder is so multifaceted and a person’s individual chemistry is so complex, not all medications work similarly for all people. The prescriber will make adjustments before finding the best option for the situation. Likewise, therapy might be lacking high value initially because of unfamiliarity or symptom changes. In either case, maintaining consistency to the recommended treatment will be essential for improved symptoms.